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This is a current top 4 seed (16-team) bracket selection based on the following criteria, as explained below.
According to Wikipedia, “Teams are spread out according to conference. The first three teams selected from each conference must be placed in different regions. When a conference has more than three teams in the tournament, the committee tries to seed the teams so that they cannot meet until the regional final.”
This is how I would seed the top 4 seeds in each region as of now. The matchups below are essentially the matchups that would happen if the higher seeds were to win each game leading up to the Sweet 16. This list includes each team’s current record.
#1 Villanova Wildcats (29-3) vs. #4 Florida Gators (24-7)
#2 North Carolina Tar Heels (27-6) vs. #3 Purdue Boilermakers (25-6)
#1 California-Los Angeles Bruins (29-3) vs. #4 Baylor Bears (25-7)
#2 Kentucky Wildcats (26-5) vs. #3 Florida State Seminoles (25-7)
#1 Gonzaga Bulldogs (32-1) vs. #4 West Virginia Mountaineers (25-7)
#2 Arizona Wildcats (28-4) vs. #3 Duke Blue Devils (25-8)
#1 Kansas Jayhawks (28-4) vs. #4 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (24-8)
#2 Oregon Ducks (28-4) vs. #3 Louisville Cardinals (24-8)